Cars cost a lot of money to buy. A lot of people prefer using public transportation such as buses, trains, or even taxis when needed, rather than buying a car. Why is this? Well after throwing down a load of money to buy the car, you are no where near done with the costs. That’s just the beginning. You’re looking at a few hundred dollars a month for just gas. How are you going to use your car without filling it? Gas prices have increased dramatically over time, and will (more…)
Archive for October, 2011
Beware of credit card interest rates because they can change after the introductory period of time expires. Many people take the time to find a great rate, but what do you do when that rate exprires. It is very difficult to get a low interest rate that will last for a long time. Most introductory rates will lure you in for a short amount of time, and then the real interest rate kicks in and your bills seem astronomical. Before you take the time to get your credit checked through (more…)
When a person buys a house, they are made very much aware of how much the mortgage payment will be the property taxes, and the insurance. The buyer should do their homework before the purchase and have a close estimate of the monthly utility charges, heating, gas, electricity, sewer and water. The prudent home buyer has calculated these monthly costs and has figured them into the cost of owning the house.
Costs that are typically overlooked are (more…)
For most families the largest financial investment they will make is their home. A home is a large monetary investment and should be viewed as a savings investment as well. Homes are thought of as a “fixed asset”, increasing in value over time at a steady rate. This is not always true. A home can change in value over time, like the up and down cycles of the stock market. The severity of the cycle can determine whether large returns or losses result depending upon if the home is sold.
Similar to a savings account, the best (more…)